I WATCHED the antics in Parliament on Wednesday evening thinking that what was taking place was nothing short of a democratic outrage. Who is listening to 17.4million Leave voters in this country? Nobody, apparently. Leave voters have simply been airbrushed out of the greatest democratic mandate in our island’s long history by a bunch of self-important, self-entitled nonentities voting on green slips of paper to determine the future of this country, whilst their friends in Brussels simply have to sit back and allow their supplicants in the Westminster Parliament to do their work for them. It is incredible that any Tory or Labour MP can apparently dismiss their party manifestos to indulge in a game of multiple choice of how to avert mass democracy with nothing more than a veritable concoction of blather and hypocrisy whilst continuing to enjoy all the privileges accorded to them as public servants.
This is a deep and catastrophic betrayal of hard-fought democratic rights over the centuries in the United Kingdom, and no amount of marches and petitions with rigged numbers and cynical stickers can offset the anger of the silent majority: it is utterly appalling. Despite the overwhelming Remain parliamentary arithmetic, how foolish and naive I was to believe that that democratically elected MPs might actually enact democracy. For surely now, never have so many held so few in such unconditional contempt.